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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR6178 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Scorpius.

HR6178 visual magnitude is 5.91. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6178 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR6178:

HR6178 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6178

HR6178 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6178 are provided in the following table:

16h 39m 05s
-37° 13’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6178 in the sky:

Finder chart HR6178 star
Simplified finder chart for HR6178.

Visibility of HR6178 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's HR6178 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 127.2°
Max altitude: 1.3°
Azimuth: 232.8°
HR6178 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6178

The image below is a photograph of HR6178 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of HR6178 is -0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.047 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR6178 star
DSS2 image of HR6178. The red arrow shows the motion of HR6178 during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR6178 from the Sun and relative movement

HR6178 is distant 434.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

133.16 pc
434.09 ly
3 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/year
-0.047 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR6178

HR6178 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6178 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR6178. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR6178